Prince, Thomas. A Chronological History of New-England, in the form of Annals: being A Summary and exact Account of the most material Transactions and Occurrences relating to this Country; in the order of Time wherein they happened, from the Discovery of Capt. Gosnold, in 1602, to the Arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard, and Company, 1826.
Sometime rebacked in brown cloth, original blue boards retained, title and author in gilt to spine, 6 x 9 1/2 inches. Lloyd Sprinkle's copy with his inscription, signature, and ink stamp on the ffep. 439 pp., light foxing, tight. Good. Hardcover. 
Title continues: "With an Introduction containing A brief Epitome of the most considerable Transactions and Events abroad. From the Creation. Including the connected line of Time, and the succession of Patriarchs and Sovereigns of the most famous Kingdoms and Empires; the gradual Discoveries of America, and the Progress of the Reformation, to the Discovery of New-England."
Originally published in Boston, 1736.
Howes P615. "Though merely a skeletonized register of historical fragments, our most scholarly colonial work."
Roberts 4395. "A very important background volume on the Great Awakening."
"It embraces...the most obscure and difficult period of our history, namely, the first settlement of the Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies; and for that period it is the most complete, exact and satisfactory history extant. The work has long been extremely rare, and a new edition of it has been much desired...This present volume contains the original first volume, with the corrections and additions made by the author, together with the whole of the supplementary numbers, and is therefore, the first complete and uniform edition of the work that has been published." - publisher's advert.
"Thomas Prince [1687-1758] was born in Sandwich, Massachusetts, May 15, 1687. At Harvard, where he graduated in 1709, he was dubbed a "praying student." After a stay of some years abroad, he joined Joseph Sewall in the Pastorate of Old South Church, Boston, in 1718 and remained there for the next forty years. When Whitefield came to Boston and the clergy were badly divided, Prince became one of the strongest supporters of his ministry and gladly faced the scorn of men like Charles Chauncy in order to support and advance the cause of true religion. As a chronicler of revivals, no one in New England surpassed Thomas Prince." - Roberts.